Bench Making from natural materials ! This project is a collaboration of Steve Baibaks art studio at the Residential College of Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI….and the Peckham Center’s Residential Housing. Peckham is a non-profit organization providing training and work for individuals with disabilities.
Steve and Deanne and Peckham residents created the bench shape of strawbales, then made a mix of clay-sand subsoil to cover the bales. This earth plaster will dry, get another finish coat of plaster, then be sealed in oil for a durable finish. More to come !
(Update: The project is finished! See the FINAL PHOTO ALBUM of this project,, now called “EVERYBODYS BENCH”)